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“Worth seeing, but presentational issues” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Palais des Beaux Arts

Palais des Beaux Arts
Place de la Republique | Numero de la Suite, Intersection, Place, 59000 Lille, France
33 3 20 06 78 00
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Ranked #6 of 49 Attractions in Lille
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Prestigious art museum features works of Goya, Donatello and Veronese along with German paintings and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Hertford, United Kingdom
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“Worth seeing, but presentational issues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

This place has a reasonably good collection, but it is badly hung and poorly lit. Some paintings were impossible to see they were hung so high. The museum seems to rely heavily on natural lighting, but on a dull November day this was not good enough. Bizarrely, one room was very brightly lit, but as it had been painted a violent pink colour, this gave a strange tint to the works, which cannot have been the intention.

Visited November 2013
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Rye, United Kingdom
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“Not too large.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A great way to spend a couple of hours. Not too large to get boring. Weird relief maps in the basement room though...not sure what the point of them was.

Visited October 2013
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Randers, Denmark
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“Impressive museum both in building and contents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Went there with my family late afternoon and had a good experience. First the museum itself is an impressive building, worthwhile on its own. Second, the collection is very nice. The staff is very friendly and seem to love their work, including giving one-on-one advise as we walked around ( look out for the guy with the pony tail, you can learn a lot from him )

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orlando fl
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“not up to its title”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

this museum is no way second to the louvre in paris. quite a few of the 'highlignts' were not on display. the lighting on the stair cases (lights on the steps) was a poor choice.
good point - the people working there were really friendly.

Visited October 2013
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“Disappointing collection”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Grand building but rather down trodden upkeep of the rooms and paintings. Almost impossible to see some of them because of the saloon style hanging and bad lighting. What there was there to see weren't particularly good examples of the artists.

Visited August 2013
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